WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A CNN poll released Wednesday may continue the anxiety for the GOP, showing Democrats with a 14-point advantage over Republicans among registered voters asked their preferences in this year's midterm elections.
The poll, conducted for CNN by Opinion Research Corp., found that 52 percent of respondents who were registered voters said they were leaning toward voting for a Democrat, while 38 percent said they were leaning toward a Republican.
But knowing the Democrats, they'll mumble and bumble around, fail to come up with a definitive voice that sets them apart from the Republicans, and the races this fall will be closer than they ought to be.
I still think things look bad for the Republicans - they've done so much wrong - this should be a shoo-out of the Ghastly Oligarchy Party and a shoo-in for people with new and better plans and some sense of morality and courage.
But I have my doubts.
UPDATE: With the announcement today that three telecommunication firms provided the National Security Agency with domestic telephone call records from tens of millions of Americans, and added to that the big stock market dip, I'd say there's a good chance that within a week or two, Bush will reach that 29-ish% approval rating.
NEW YORK President Bush’s job approval rating has fallen to 29%, its lowest mark of his presidency, and down 6% in one month, according to a new Harris poll. And this was before Thursday's revelations about NSA phone surveillance.
Of 1,003 U.S. adults surveyed in a telephone poll, 29% think Mr. Bush is doing an “excellent or pretty good” job as president, down from 35% in April and 43% in January.
Roughly one-quarter of U.S. adults say “things in the country are going in the right direction,” while 69% say “things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track.”
What do you think? Are elections going to be close this fall or will the GOP be tossed like last week's garbage?